May 03

BPGI’s UK based groups Integra, NEMO and Office Club proved the benefits of collaboration with a successful joint product selection event held earlier this week.

The meetings, held at Integra’s office at Newport, allowed BPGI vendors to communicate their strategic objectives, review programmes, maximise core listings and present new products for all three groups in one meeting.

The group heads agreed that the event was well planned and executed, achieved the goals set and benefited all parties involved.

The feedback from the vendors following the event has been extremely positive.

Barry Robbins, HSM’s National Key Account Manager, said “HSM UK found the experience an excellent opportunity and believe that it will bring all the successes we are jointly looking for, to grow our mutual business”

Karen Mather, Pentel’s National Account Manager, said “To be able to talk to all three buying groups together about the products saves all of us time and also it helps to be able to explain the gaps more easily”.

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